Euro-CASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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Annual Conference 2024

23 September 2024 in Budapest (Hungary)

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European Engineering for Sustainability

New Solutions for Environmental, Urban and Health Systems

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Budapest, 23 September 2024

NO REGISTRATION FEE TO ATTEND THE 2024 EURO-CASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 2024 Euro-CASE annual conference will be webcasted

« European Engineering Sustainability » underscores the crucial role that engineers play in shaping a better world. In an era defined by environmental and social challenges, it is the engineering community that leads the charge in finding applicable solutions.
The conference will address three paramount topics that are central to our global mission. First and foremost, we delve into the pressing issue of environmental challenges. Waste recycling, water management, and industrial and nuclear decontamination will be at the forefront of discussions. Groundbreaking strategies and innovations that promise a cleaner, and more sustainable future will be discussed.
Furthermore, the intricate dynamics of urban environments will be explored. The monitoring and control of urban transport and utility systems are critical to the efficient functioning of cities. Through real-world examples and practical case studies, good practices of those cities that have successfully implemented strategies to enhance urban systems efficiency and sustainability will be discussed.
Equally significant is the discussion on the technical needs and solutions in health promotion and ageing. Engineers are at the forefront of developing technologies that improve healthcare outcomes and facilitate healthy aging processes. This topic is not only relevant but also critical in an era where health and well-being are at the forefront of global concerns.
The Euro-CASE 2024 conference will be a platform for rich dialogues, knowledge exchange, and networking. Experienced speakers, including distinguished Fellows of Academies and leading experts in the field, will share their insights and experiences. Valuable perspectives on how engineering can lead towards a more sustainable and resilient future will be discussed.
Budapest, a city rich in history and innovation, offers an excellent opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery and collaboration. It is hoped that during the conference engineering solutions that Europe offers that not only address the challenges of today but also lay the foundation for a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

OPENING SESSION,
including a Conference lecture

9.00 – 9.45 Welcome address:

  • Andras Szöllösi-Nagy, Conference Chair
  • Miklos Bendzsel (HU), President of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering
  • Tuula Teeri (SE), Chair of Euro-CASE
  • Marc Lemaître, Director-General for Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission [TBC]
  • Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General in RTD, European Commission (visio)
  • Nicole Grobert (UK), Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (Scientific Advice Mechanism) and Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford [TBC]

Conference lecture:

  • Csaba Kőrösi (HU), former President of the United Nations General Assembly
    Strategic Director of the Blue Planet Foundation
    Can we engineer sustainability transformation?

Introductory address:

  • Nicole Grobert (UK), Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (Scientific Advice Mechanism) and Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford [TBC]

FIRST SESSION:
Current environmental sustainability challenges (water resources management, waste recycling, industrial and nuclear decontamination)

Tackling increasingly complex environmental challenges requires swift attention by the engineering community. Innovations in waste recycling, particularly managing plastic waste, are imperative. Engineers play a pivotal role in designing advanced water management facilities to combat the ever-increasing hydrological extremes as well as pollution. This session will focus on these pressing environmental challenges. The spotlight is on engineers’ pivotal role in industrial and nuclear decontamination, ensuring safe remediation processes. Additionally, engineering expertise contributes to the restoration of areas affected by nuclear incidents by rebuilding public trust in nuclear energy safety. Throughout, the session will emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, with engineers working alongside scientists, policymakers, and communities to develop holistic solutions. Public awareness and education are underscored for fostering a collective commitment to sustainable practices. The urgency of these challenges calls for a proactive approach, and engineers, as innovators, lead the charge by integrating technology, advocating for effective policies, and engaging with communities. This session aims to inspire dialogue, innovation, and collaboration for a healthier, more resilient planet, with engineers at the forefront of prioritizing sustainable practices.

Session chair:

  • Attila Aszódi (HU), Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Energy perspective in a changing energy transition

Speakers:

  • Fabio Assandri (IT), Head of Versalis Business Development Strategies and Licensing
    Versalis pathways to circularity: new technological platforms and synergic approach
  • Christophe Cord’Homme (FR), WasteTT
    Current environmental sustainability challenges (waste management)
  • János Bogárdi (HU), Senior Fellow, The Center of Developement Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
    The three “P” challenge of sustainable water resources management.

Panellists:

  • Georgia Destouni (SE), Professor, (Dept. of Physical Geography,) Stockholm University, and (Dept. of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering,) KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mirella Di Lorenzo (UK), Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath
  • Willy Verstraete (BE), Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology
  • Bruno Zelic (HR), Vice-President of the Croatian Academy of Engineering

SECOND SESSION:
Sustainable healthcare management: technical needs and engineering solutions

In the dynamically evolving society, addressing health needs is crucial for long-term sustainability. Technology-driven solutions, from personalized treatment planning to telemedicine and remote devices, empower individuals and institutions in sustainable health management. Data-driven approaches, such as medical imaging, machine learning and AI, revolutionize diagnostics and treatment. Aging in place is supported by smart home solutions with assistive technologies. Robotics and automation play a key role in caregiving and healthcare. Interconnectivity ensures a holistic healthcare approach through seamless data flow. The third session will explore innovative engineering solutions for health promotion and aging.

Session chair:

  • Eugenio Guglielmelli (IT), Rector, Full Professor of Bioengineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Speakers:

  • John Clarkson (UK), Professor of Engineering Design (Cambridge) and Healthcare Systems (TU Delft), Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and Co-Director of Cambridge Public Health
  • Elena García-Armada (ES), Co-founder, CEO of Marsi Bionics
  • Loránd Erőss (HU), Director, Department of Neurosurgery and Neurointervention, Semmelweiss University, Budapest
    Telemedicine of the socially most vulnerable people

Panelists:

  • Uwe Andreas Hermann (DK), Chair of ATV’ Life Science Technology Committee in charge of” Danmark 2035 – Worlds best healthcare”
    How to move from treatment society to prevention society?
  • Pascal Verdonck (BE), Ghent University, member of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences & Arts, board member of Belgian & European Hospital Managers
  • Alejandro Frangi (UK), Bicentennial Turing Chair In Computational Medicine, University of Manchester [TBC]

THIRD SESSION:
Monitoring and controlling urban transport and utility systemss

In the face of rapid urbanization, Urban Transport and Utility Systems encounter unprecedented challenges that demand innovative solutions and real-world applications. Efficient urban transport is vital for thriving cities, connecting people to opportunities while reducing congestion and environmental impact. Real-time monitoring, fueled by technologies like IoT, AI, smart grids enable dynamic adjustments in traffic flow and public transportation, contributing to reduced emissions and improved air quality. Utility systems, encompassing electricity, water, and gas, are critical urban infrastructure components. Monitoring and control technologies optimize distribution, enhance resilience, and empower consumers are critical to make sustainable choices. Water and wastewater management, supported by smart sensors and monitoring, is essential for sustainability. Successful projects often require collaboration, open data platforms, and citizen engagement for user-centric solutions. This session will explore how monitoring and controlling urban transport and utility systems are instrumental in creating sustainable, livable urban environments for the future.

Session chair:

  • Lukas Roffel (NL), NAE Fellow and Chief Technical Officer, Thales Netherlands

Speakers:

  • Edouard Ivanjko (HR), Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ZITS), Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences (UNIZG-FTTS), University of Zagreb (UNIZG). Member of the Transport Optimization Group (TOG) at the Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ZITS), Center of Excellence for Computer Vision (CRV), and the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems, Research unit Data Science.
  • Lukas Roffel (NL), NAE Fellow and Chief Technical Officer, Thales Netherlands
    Urban multimodal transportation challenges
  • Csaba Benedek (HU), Deputy Director at HUN-REN SZTAKI, Full Professor at PPKE

Panellists:

  • Jiajun Cen (NL), Aquabattery
    Dutch water technology for sustainable energy storage
  • Peter Lipar (SI), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Faculty Member
    The impact of public transport on changing travel habits – the case of Ljubljana

CLOSING SESSION:

  • Tuula Teeri (President Euro-CASE) Host of the Euro-CASE 2025
  • A. Szöllősi-Nagy (HU), Conference Chair
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Fabio Assandri
Head of Versalis Business Development Strategies and Licensing
Abstract
CV

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Attila Aszódi
Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Abstract
CV

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Csaba Benedek
Deputy Director at HUN-REN SZTAKI, Full Professor at PPKE
Abstract
CV

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János Bogardi
Senior Fellow, The Center of Developement Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
Abstract
CV

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Jiajun Cen
Co-founder and CEO of Aquabattery
Abstract

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John Clarkson
Professor of Engineering Design (Cambridge) and Healthcare Systems (TU Delft), Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and Co-Director of Cambridge Public Health
Abstract

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Christophe Cord’Homme
WasteTT
Abstract
CV

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Georgia Destouni
Professor, (Dept. of Physical Geography,) Stockholm University, and (Dept. of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering,) KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Abstract

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Mirella Di Lorenzo
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath
Abstract

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Alejandro F Frangi
Bicentennial Turing Chair In Computational Medicine, University of Manchester [TBC]
Abstract

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Elena García-Armada
Co-founder, CEO of Marsi Bionics
Abstract
CV

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Uwe Andreas Hermann
Chair of ATV’ Life Science Technology Committee in charge of” Danmark 2035 – Worlds best healthcare”
Cv

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Edouard Ivanjko
Professor at the Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Abstract
CV

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Peter Lipar
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Faculty Member
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Andras Szöllösi-Nagy
Conference Chair
Cv

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Tuula Teeri
Chair of Euro-CASE
Abstract

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Pascal Verdonck
Ghent University, member of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences & Arts, board member of Belgian & European Hospital Managers
Abstract

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Willy Verstraete
Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology
Abstract